Michigan’s 12 tribes revamped $30.5 million in 2019 distribution funds
15 October 2020
(PRESS RELEASE) — Michigan’s 12 federally acknowledged tribes made $30.5 million in distribution funds to native models of presidency and faculties from on line casino gaming income throughout fiscal 12 months 2019, based on a report revealed by the Michigan Gaming Management Board. Total, income sharing was up 1.1 p.c from 2018, which signifies year-over-year development within the tribes’ web win from slot machines. All tribes ended FY 2019 earlier than the impacts of COVID-19.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe offered the most important general distribution funds at $6.1 million. The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians made the second-largest complete distribution of $5.9 million. For the third-largest general cost, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians distributed $5.7 million.
Allegan County’s Wayland Township obtained the most important single native authorities unit distribution cost — $1 million — from the Gun Lake Tribe, which additionally despatched an $892,000 cost to Allegan County. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians distributed $1.four million in funds to New Buffalo Township and Berrien County. From the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the town of Mount Nice, Arenac County and Isabella County accepted a mixed $2.2 million in distribution funds.
Largest Distributions to Native Authorities Items in FY2019
Tribe/County/Native Gov’t Unit/Quantity
Gun Lake Tribe/Wayland Township/$1 million
Gun Lake Tribe/Allegan County/$891,614
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians/New Buffalo Township/$803,811
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians/Berrien County/$605,607
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Metropolis of Mount Nice/$825,648
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians/Emmett Constitution Township/$780,109
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Arenac County/$721,064
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Isabella County/$637,306
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians/Calhoun County Administration/$495,477
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians/Manistee County/$431,121
Throughout fiscal 12 months 2019, faculty districts within the Decrease Peninsula obtained among the largest distributions from tribes. Two tribes—the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Gun Lake Tribe—distributed greater than $2 million every to native faculty districts in Calhoun and Allegan counties, and faculty districts in Berrien and Van Buren counties obtained practically $2 million from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. In central Michigan, the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributed a complete of greater than $1.four million to 3 Isabella County faculty districts.
Largest Distributions to College Districts in FY2019
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians/Harper Creek Neighborhood Faculties/$2.three million
Gun Lake Tribe/Wayland Union Faculties/$2.1 million
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians/New Buffalo Public Faculties/$1.6 million
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians/Manistee Space Public Faculties/$841,409
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Mount Nice Public Faculties/$703,139
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians/Calhoun Intermediate College District/$571,745
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Shepherd Public Faculties/$495,792
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians/Petoskey Public Faculties/$479,594
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians/Hartford Public Faculties/$344,117
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe/Beal Metropolis Faculties/$252,226
The report, Receipts and Distribution of Indian On line casino Income by Native Income Sharing Boards, consists of income sharing distributions for every tribe to the native communities. As required by Part 973(6) of Public Act 56 of 2019, the MGCB prepares the report yearly.
Tribal gaming compacts with the state of Michigan and related federal courtroom consent judgments require funds to native governments or income sharing boards. The income sharing quantity equals 2 p.c of the tribal casinos’ web win from slot machines.
Information was offered by the tribes and the seven native income sharing boards in Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Emmet, Manistee and Van Buren counties. The tribes observe totally different fiscal calendars and cost intervals.
The tribes are:
•Bay Mills Indian Neighborhood
•Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
•Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Want Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe)
•Hannahville Indian Neighborhood
•Keweenaw Bay Indian Neighborhood
•Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
•Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
•Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
•Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians
•Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
•Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
•Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
From 1994 by 2019, Indian tribes working casinos in Michigan have made complete funds of $527.eight million to native models of presidency.
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